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Slavic House - Expo Paris 1889

Slavic House at the Exhibition Expo Paris 1889

The Slavs invaded Europe much later than the Huns. The Russians, who are the most outstanding representatives of this Aryan family, achieved an original artistic civilisation, but the same was not true of those secondary races, which today are firmly established in the Balkan peninsula.

The Slavic type of dwelling on the Champ de Mars is rudimentary and its origin must obviously be traced back to the past.

This massive construction, made of rough framework, excludes any idea of architectural elegance.

It is built partly on walls, partly on a series of simply squared wooden pillars.

A thick thatched roof accentuates the general heaviness of the building, the first floor of which is more particularly reserved for living quarters.

© L'exposition de Paris - 1889